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#23271 24-Jun-2008 10:09
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Ok, I've had nothing but crappy speed for well over several months with  Orcon, so I'm looking at moving to possible Vodafone (it'll make life easier given everything will be on the one bill). The question is, what is the international speed like? I'm sitting here at 10:07, downloading off the Sun Microsystems server in the US at a rocketing 7.8KB/s - I assume that with Vodafone its going to be substantially better?

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#140124 24-Jun-2008 10:43
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As the old saying goes, your mileage may vary. There are a number of factors outside the ISP's control that can impact end user performance. But here's my experience.

I, like you, had very poor performance with Orcon. I switched to Vodafone which took a very long time to complete, and it was much worse even though I thought that was impossible. Read about that here
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I switched to Snap Internet and am getting blazing fast speeds and great service. Totally happy. Read about that here.




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  #140126 24-Jun-2008 10:53
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jmosen:
As the old saying goes, your mileage may vary. There are a number of factors outside the ISP's control that can impact end user performance. But here's my experience.

I, like you, had very poor performance with Orcon. I switched to Vodafone which took a very long time to complete, and it was much worse even though I thought that was impossible. Read about that here
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I switched to Snap Internet and am getting blazing fast speeds and great service. Totally happy. Read about that here.


There is, however,a fine line between getting 100-200KBs, which I would be happy with - and 9.8KBs, which is dial up speeds. I'm sorry, but I don't pay a 'premium' to get dial up speeds on an ADSL connection.

 
 
 
 


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  #140133 24-Jun-2008 11:22
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Downloaded off Sun Microsystems @ 570KB/s




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  #140255 24-Jun-2008 19:04
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kaiwai: Ok, I've had nothing but crappy speed for well over several months with  Orcon, so I'm looking at moving to possible Vodafone (it'll make life easier given everything will be on the one bill).

Sorry to dissapoint, since Vodafone's home phone and internet services were previously ihug's, they come in separate invoices (as they're billed to ihug Ltd, and not Vodafone New Zealand).

Just downloaded from Sun's servers (Java SE JRE 6 u6) at around 200KB/s...




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  #140654 26-Jun-2008 09:23
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manhinli:
kaiwai: Ok, I've had nothing but crappy speed for well over several months with  Orcon, so I'm looking at moving to possible Vodafone (it'll make life easier given everything will be on the one bill).

Sorry to dissapoint, since Vodafone's home phone and internet services were previously ihug's, they come in separate invoices (as they're billed to ihug Ltd, and not Vodafone New Zealand).

Just downloaded from Sun's servers (Java SE JRE 6 u6) at around 200KB/s...


Hi,

I dont think your right there?  I have home phone and bband with previously IHUG......now Voda.

I dont get a paper bill.....but its all on one invoice online.....?

Unless you meant mobile bill comes separate from homeline/inet?

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  #140721 26-Jun-2008 15:32
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I was referring to Vodafone mobile statements being a different system, not saying that home phone and internet were separated.




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  #140726 26-Jun-2008 15:51
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ah, gotcha!!

yep - that would be 100% correct!

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